GameTrailers 2009 GOTY awards.

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Best New IP
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60157/t_gtgoty09_newip_993f.mov

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Demon's Souls
DJ Hero
Dragon Age: Origins
inFamous

...and the winner is, Demon's Souls

Best Strategy Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60155/t_gtgoty09_strategy_al3d.mov

Dawn of War II
Empire: Total War
Fat Princess
Halo Wars
League of Legends

...and the winner is, Empire: Total War

Best Puzzle/Parlor Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60153/t_gtgoty09_puzzleparlor_847a.mov

Boom Blocks Bash Party
Gyromancer
Peggle Dual Shot
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Scribblenauts

...and the winner is, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

Best Action/Adventure Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60180/t_gtgoty09_actionadventure_0lkm.mov

Assassins Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
inFamous
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time

...and the winner is, Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Racing Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60179/t_gtgoty09_racinggame_nn23.mov

Dirt 2
Forza Motorsport 3
Motorstorm: Arctic Edge
Need for Speed: Shift
Trials HD

...and the winner is, Forza Motorsport 3

Best PSP Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60178/t_gtgoty09_pspgame_9k34.mov

Dissidia Final Fantasy
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Half Minute Hero
LittleBigPlanet
Resistance: Retribution

...and the winner is, Resistance: Retribution

Best Third-Person Shooter
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60212/t_gtgoty09_3rdpersons_0wak.mov

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Resident Evil 5
Resistance: Retribution
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Most Innovative Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60210/t_gtgoty09_innovative_67me.mov

Demon's Souls
DJ Hero
Flower
Scribblenauts
Wii Sports Resort

...and the winner is, Scribblenauts

Best Nintendo DS Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60209/t_gtgoty09_nintendods_nds85.mov

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

...and the winner is, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Best Role-Playing Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60211/t_gtgoty09_rpg_mema9.mov

Borderlands
Demon's Souls
Dragon Age: Origins
Half Minute Hero
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

...and the winner is, Demon's Souls

Best Single Player Campaign
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60221/t_gtgoty09_campaign_88k3.mov

Assassins Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Downloadable Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60220/t_gtgoty09_downloadable_23k4.mov

Fat Princess
Flower
Shadow Complex
Splosion Man
Trials HD

...and the winner is, Fat Princess

Most Disappointing Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/download/60219/t_gtgoty09_disappointing_3kia.mov

Bionic Commando
Gran Turismo PSP
Resident Evil 5
Tony Hawk Ride
Wolfenstein

...and the loser is, Tony Hawk Ride

Best Music/Rhythm Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/be...-gt-goty/60225

Beaterator
The Beatles: Rock Band
DJ Hero
Guitar Hero 5
Rhythm Heaven

...and the winner is, DJ Hero

Best Graphics
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/be...-gt-goty/60223

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Killzone 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best First-Person Shooter
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/be...-gt-goty/60222

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
FEAR 2
Halo 3: ODST
Killzone 2
Left 4 Dead 2

...and the winner is, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Best Expansion/DLC
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/be...-gt-goty/60224

Call of Duty: World at War
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Rock Band 2
Wipeout HD

...and the winner is, Fallout 3

Best Multiplayer
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-multiplayer-gt-goty/60264

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Fat Princess
Left 4 Dead 2
Street Fighter 4
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Best Trailer
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-trailer-gt-goty/60263

Assassin's Creed II
God of War 3
Halo 3: ODST
The Last Guardian
Star Wars: The Old Republic

...and the winner is, The Last Guardian

Best Story
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-story-gt-goty/60262

Assassin's Creed II
Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Resident Evil 5
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Sports Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-sports-gt-goty/60267

FIFA 10
Madden NFL 10
MLB 09: The Show
NHL 10
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii)

...and the winner is, NHL 10

Biggest Surprise
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/biggest-surprise-gt-goty/60266

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Demon's Souls
Need For Speed: Shift
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
UFC 2009 Undisputed

...and the winner is, Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Fighting Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-fighting-gt-goty/60265

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Fight Night Round 4
UFC Undisputed 2009
Street Fighter IV
Tekken 6

...and the winner is, Street Fighter IV

Biggest News Story
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/biggest-news-gt-goty/60268

Electronic Arts Layoffs
Empty Q4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Launch
Motion Controls
OnLive

...and the winner is, Motion Controls

Best Software Lineup
http://trailers-ak.gametrailers.com/gt_vault/12440/t_gtgoty09_softwarelineup_ix95.mov

Nintendo DS
Nintendo Wii
PC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360

...and the winner is, PlayStation 3

Best Wii Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-wii-gt-goty/60269

The Beatles: Rock Band
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition
DJ Hero
MadWorld
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

...and the winner is, New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Best PC Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-pc-gt-goty/60271

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Resident Evil 5
The Sims 3

...and the winner is, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Best PlayStation 3 Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-ps3-gt-goty/60272

Assassins Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Street Fighter IV
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Best Xbox 360 Game
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-xbox-gt-goty/60273

Assassins Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Street Fighter IV

...and the winner is, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Game of the Year 2009
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/game-of-gt-goty/60274

Assassins Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Street Fighter IV
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

...and the winner is, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
 
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Empire Total War for best strategy game? What a travesty-it is basically a single player only (except for the battles, which is actually not where the "meat" of the TW games are) game where the AI doesn't know how to play the game at all. Totally busted at release and only marginally better now, but still a downright terrible pick.

If they wanted something that was both A) attractive so it would be pretty for their videos and b) was really worthy of the award, they could have given it to Anno 1404 or Men of War instead. Or they could have tossed off the pretty requirement and given it to the new EU3 expansion or AI War: Fleet Command.
 

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Ceebs said:
Stuff like this makes me wonder if they even play these games at all.
Being fair, they also had Fat Princess on there. And to a lesser extend but Halo Wars which is about as primitive of a Strategy game you can get.
 
Aug 11, 2006
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Kabouter said:
Well, they probably started E:TW up to look at the pretty pictures!
The loading screen artwork is rather pretty.

PS. I am going to end up caving and continuing to be part of the problem for Napoleon:TW when it comes out just because I am a sucker for that stretch of history.
 
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In all seriousness though, if you just want a good looking strategy game where you can walk all over your opponents and feel good about yourself even though you don't really know what the hell you're doing, Total War is the place to be. That must count for something to some people, it's the only way I can see the praise this game is getting justified in any way-I wish they'd just come out and admit it!
 
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Those are the most random nominees for Best New IP ever. Borderlands seems such an obvious choice for winner of that category it's insane it wasn't even nominated.

Zzoram said:
The only award that matters.
Like the game as much as you want, sure. Calling it Best New IP makes zero sense. They didn't even praise the, you know, actual IP.
 

shintoki

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Kabouter said:
I would argue that primitive is better than broken.
Yes, but not when you have quite a few extremely high quality strategy games out there. Specifically the ones Frag mentioned. It feels more like they just had to add in stuff there to include consoles, instead of going with the best.

Halo Wars isn't bad. For being on consoles and actually working well with the controller. It was nice. Primitive might not have been the best word. Maybe limiting, restrictive, shallow, etc. Take your pick.
 
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shintoki said:
Yes, but not when you have quite a few extremely high quality strategy games out there. Specifically the ones Frag mentioned. It feels more like they just had to add in stuff that was on consoles also, instead of going with the best.
Oh, you're absolutely right. It was a great year for strategy, they shouldn't have nominated games like Fat Princess and Halo Wars. But when Empire: Total War, which in its broken state was easily the disappointment of the year, is not only nominated but also the winner, I can't help but focus my attention on that.
 

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Kabouter said:
Oh, you're absolutely right. It was a great year for strategy, they shouldn't have had to nominate games like Fat Princess and Halo Wars. But when Empire: Total War, which in its broken state was easily the disappointment of the year, is not only nominated but also the winner, I can't help but focus my attention on that.
I concur with that. I was actually agree. I was just adding in that the entire list didn't seem to have much quality in it to begin with. :lol
 
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Best New IP
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Demon's Souls
DJ Hero
Dragon Age: Origins
inFamous

Winner: Demon's Souls

Best Strategy Game
Dawn of War II
Empire: Total War
Fat Princess
Halo Wars
League of Legends

Winner: Empire: Total War

Best Puzzle/Parlor Game
Boom Blocks Bash Party
Gyromancer
Peggle Dual Shot
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Scribblenauts

Winner: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
 
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Best New IP

*Demons Souls
DJ Hero
Dragon Age: Origins
Blazblue
Infamous

Best Strategy


*Empire: Total War
Dawn of War 2
Fat Princess
Halo Wars
League of Legends

Best Puzzle/Parlor

*Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Boom Blox Bash Party
Gyromancer
Peggle: Dual Shot
Scibblenauts
 
Jun 7, 2004
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Strategy games, someone else can do the other ones because I didn't click on them since I'm sure they are even more full of console nonsense:

Empire Total War (winner)
Dawn of War 2
Fat Princess
Halo Wars
League of Legends
 
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Son of Godzilla said:
Like the game as much as you want, sure. Calling it Best New IP makes zero sense. They didn't even praise the, you know, actual IP.
How does it make no sense? Best new IP is just an award for the best game that wasn't in an already established franchise. DS happened to be that game this year.
 
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Fragamemnon said:
In all seriousness though, if you just want a good looking strategy game where you can walk all over your opponents and feel good about yourself even though you don't really know what the hell you're doing, Total War is the place to be. That must count for something to some people, it's the only way I can see the praise this game is getting justified in any way-I wish they'd just come out and admit it!
You may be able to help me out here being a big strategy game player, I am looking for a good in depth historical naval combat strategy game. any suggestions?
 
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I'm not a huge strategy gamer, but Halo Wars was the first strat game since Starcraft to really hook me.

It's streamlined and not 'hardcore' but it's actually a very very well designed game. A lot of fun, and pretty balanced. The online was very fun.
 
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SolidSnakex said:
How does it make no sense? Best new IP is just an award for the best game that wasn't in an already established franchise. DS happened to be that game this year.
Then it should be called Best Newcomer or something like that. Best New IP should speak to strength of brand.

2. Are Halo Wars and Fat Princess even good, actually? I didn't pay attention to either after the clunky first weeks.
Their descriptions of both are fucking hilariously stupid. Fat Princess is something like "This might seem a strange choice, but we assure you if you are losing very badly at this game it's probably because you don't have a good strategy". Halo Wars is "Halo started out as an RTS, so it's natural for an RTS to be made of it. Still, it's surprising they managed to make an RTS out of it."
 
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GhaleonQ said:
1. WAH LITTLE KING'S STORY

2. Are Halo Wars and Fat Princess even good, actually? I didn't pay attention to either after the clunky first weeks.
Fat Princess is awesome. Loads of people online, the free map DLC New Pork is really fun and new DLC is on the way. Its brutal, cute, rewarding, frustrating and addictive all in one.

Plus, the 'soccer' games are fun. They just get crazily gory.
 

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GhaleonQ said:
1. WAH LITTLE KING'S STORY

2. Are Halo Wars and Fat Princess even good, actually? I didn't pay attention to either after the clunky first weeks.
No.
Fat Princess is terrible. Basically a shallow frag fest where most flash games have more content.
Halo Wars is decent...if you understand the idea that playing on a controller means you have to severely gimp the game and genre entirely.

I'd say don't waste your time with either.
 
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Fragamemnon said:
Empire Total War for best strategy game? What a travesty-it is basically a single player only (except for the battles, which is actually not where the "meat" of the TW games are) game where the AI doesn't know how to play the game at all. Totally busted at release and only marginally better now, but still a downright terrible pick.

If they wanted something that was both A) attractive so it would be pretty for their videos and b) was really worthy of the award, they could have given it to Anno 1404 or Men of War instead. Or they could have tossed off the pretty requirement and given it to the new EU3 expansion or AI War: Fleet Command.
:lol I really, really doubt that anyone at Gametrailers plays EU3 or AI War: Fleet Command.

Probably not Men of War either. Maybe Anno 1404. Maybe.
 
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Ceebs said:
You may be able to help me out here being a big strategy game player, I am looking for a good in depth historical naval combat strategy game. any suggestions?
I'm not much of a naval person-even in board wargaming I don't play the naval games all that often. I've heard good things recently about Warship Combat: Navies at War for the more modern setting, but I don't know of anything for the Age of Sail era-the last Age of Sail 2 game maybe? East India Company's naval combat wasn't too bad after patches but it was still pretty lightweight.

If you have a friend around and don't mind nerding all up in front of a table to play a game, I watched some guys play 1805: Sea of Glory and it looked totally awesome.
 
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DennisK4 said:
:lol I really, really doubt that anyone at Gametrailers plays EU3 or AI War: Fleet Command.

Probably not Men of War either. Maybe Anno 1404. Maybe.
Yeah, but would have it been really all that hard to even just read the last five or six pages of the E:TW thread at any respectable PC gaming watering hole before slapping that up there? I'm fine with choices ( like the original IP one ) being a matter of taste, but this is sort of a 'deerrrr we have no idea what we are talking about' sort of situation.
 

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Son of Godzilla said:
Then it should be called Best Newcomer or something like that. Best New IP should speak to strength of brand.
Best New IP is the best title for the category. A new IP is exactly that: a game that isn't a sequel to anything. You're applying meaning to it that doesn't belong.
 
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Fragamemnon said:
I'm not much of a naval person-even in board wargaming I don't play the naval games all that often. I've heard good things recently about Warship Combat: Navies at War for the more modern setting, but I don't know of anything for the Age of Sail era-the last Age of Sail 2 game maybe? East India Company's naval combat wasn't too bad after patches but it was still pretty lightweight.

If you have a friend around and don't mind nerding all up in front of a table to play a game, I watched some guys play 1805: Sea of Glory and it looked totally awesome.
1805 looks awesome, but I do not know a single person who is into age of sail, let alone one that would play a crazy tabletop game. One day someone will make the Hearts of Iron of the sea.
 

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Wow all kinds of fail so far, especially on the strategy games front. Christ if they wanted some uber casual friendly nominee instead of Fat Princess (which is not a strategy game) they could have put Plants vs. Zombies in there.

Also not even nominating stuff like Borderlands and Brutal Legend for new IP is ridiculous.